I can't tell you how excited I am about this!! I wrote Kyra's adventures long before I even thought about Heather and the MacArthur family. The Husband-of-Awesome has been a fan of Kyra and Marne for years and years; they're his favorite of my literary "children."
AND THEY'RE FINALLY REAL!!
The fabulous Veronica V. Jones is the artist for this cover, and she made them EXACTLY how I picture them in my head.
So, I'm thrilled to pieces to finally share this with you!
Here are the deets for this baby:
Title: Silent Starsong
Author: T.J. Woolridge
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press (www.spencerhillpress.com) Please feel free to use any images, text. Links, etc. from our website.
Release Date: July 15, 2014
Formats: Paperback, e-book
If the stars were singing your future, what would you do to hear it?
Eleven-year-old Kyra Starbard has proud family legacy of interpreting the future from the stars' songs. But her deafness, incurable by the best medics, breaks her mother's heart and pushes her father to try anything—including the expensive purchase of a telepathic alien servant to help Kyra communicate on a planet inhospitable to disability.
Marne's telepathy is too weak for his Naratsset culture, so he is sold into slavery and expects to die at the hands of cruel owners—until he meets a human child who begs her father to "save" him. Her kindness introduces Marne to a new world—one where he would risk his life to save a human from her own people's abuse and the stars' songs can touch even a deaf girl and a defective telepath.
But there are forces that believe Starbards, whether they can hear the stars are not, should be utterly destroyed. Can the two friends, not good enough for either of their cultures or families, manage to keep each other safe when several different worlds threaten their lives?
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Below is the wraparound. There have been a few tweaks to the lettering/wording, but you HAVE to see how gorgeous the whole thing is! Veronica has outdone herself!!